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City of Milwaukee Zoning Information

A presentation on the fundamentals of the zoning code, what uses are allowed and how to better navigate it was presented on Monday, June 11, 2018 for the City’s “Lunch & Learn” series.

Specifically the topics included: What is the purpose of zoning, Structure of zoning code, and Resources for site specific info.

View the Power Point Presentation

Zoning Information Web Links


The following links were discussed in the presentation as vital links to understanding zoning in the City of Milwaukee.


My MKE Home. Location to find out a property’s zoning designation.

After retrieving address, open Special Interest tab at top.


Map Milwaukee. Zoning Maps of the city, as well as complete property information. Scroll down to “Zoning” link.


Zoning Code On-Line. DCD’s quick links to the codes housed at City Clerk’s Office

Department of Neighborhood Services. A webpage of numerous helpful links.

Zoning questions phone contact: 414-286-8211


City Clerk’s Resources Page

Search Planned Development files, learn of legislative action on zoning files, and view official calendar of Common Council Committees, including Zoning, Neigborhoods and Development Committee that hears files relating to zoning.


When searching for a specific property address for zoning files, such as DPD approvals, it is recommended that you select “All Years” in drop down menu.





DCD Planning Resource Pages. A webpage of numerous helpful links.


DCD Planning Area Plans


Principle of Urban Design


City of Milwaukee Urban Design Guidelines


Park East Development Code RED Zoning


Beerline Code RED Zoning


Parking Lot Street Edge Perimeter Landscaping Border



For More Information

For information on permits and zoning letters please contact the Department of Neighborhood Services.

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